Symbols in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Flashcard Example #87391

The River
Serves as symbol of freedom that Huck and Jim use to escape the confinement, pain, and rules of society on land, as well as an opportunity for Huck and Jim to get to know each other a lot better.
The Raft
Serves as a symbol of equality and a free world as it is the only place where Huck (white) and Jim (black) can talk and get to know each other as friends without getting in trouble, which goes along with the idea of escaping from the rules of society.
The N-Word
Serves as a symbol that is showing the importance of language, how effective words really are, and how this one words carries a bloody history of slavery.
The King and Duke (Con-men)
Serves as a symbol of the ironic connection between the free white men and the slaves, and how the white men misuse their freedom to lie and do bad things, while the slaves cannot live their own life but they are honest, kind, and accepting of everyone.
Huckleberry Finn
Serves as a symbol of America since he starts out weak and must abide by the Widow and Miss Watson’s teachings, just like the colonies had to abide by British rule. Then Huck is captured by Pap and locked away for several days, which was a hard time just like America endured the American Revolution against Britain. Then Huck and Jim travel on raft towards freedom but run into difficulties, just as the way American won freedom from British rule but endured many challenges into forming the country we know today.

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